32 Teeth and 0 cavities are important because missing teeth or damaged teeth can impact on jaw mechanics and therefore neck function.
We help restore normal jaw and mouth function, relieve pain and promote healing of damaged tissues with consideration of the joints, muscles and consider the whole person. We do this in cooperation with you, your dentist, doctor, or specialist.
Research shows that the jaw, head and neck work together bio-mechanically and that physiotherapy has a key role.
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- von Piekartz H, Hall T 2013 Orofacial manual therapy improves cervical movement impairment associated with headache and features of temporomandibular dysfunction: A rando- mized controlled trial. Manual Therapy 18: 345–350.
- Grondin F, Hall TM (2017) Changes in cervical movement impairment and pain following orofacial treatment in patients with chronic arthralgic temporomandibular disorder with pain: A prospective case series, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 33:1, 52-61